Are You Blessed?


Are You Blessed? By Kirk Hunt


Then the King will say to those on His right hand, ‘Come, you blessed of My Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world:

Matthew 25:34 NKJV
Please read Matthew 25:31–46


This Scripture is counter-intuitive to the common wisdom. The blessed are first, givers. Eternal reward is tied to providing for others.


Jesus wanted His disciples to earn eternal blessings. And, of course, that involves Him receiving from His faithful. The trick is that Jesus poses as the poor, the imprisoned and the distressed.


If you give, the way Jesus wants you to give, you run a risk. You may never receive anything here on Earth. Jesus only guarantees you will receive your eternal inheritance, after He returns.


It is that simple. Give now. Receive later.


Give to Jesus. Despite when He looks and smells like the homeless. Even when He looks like a convict behind bars. Especially when you have to “gown up” to be in the same room with Him.


There are tens (or hundreds, or thousands) you can bless with the gifts and benefits you think are so little. Before His throne, you will understand how your small contributions echo large in this present life, and the life to come.


Be a giver. Even though the receivers do not look like the image you have of Jesus. You are, and will be, blessed because you bless now.


Think:             Jesus want me to temporarily bless others so I can receive an eternal blessing.


Pray:               “Lord, I will bless others in obedience to You.”



Copyright © September 2015, Kirk Hunt

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Are You Significant?


Are You Significant? By Kirk Hunt


And Joses, who was also named Barnabas by the apostles (which is translated Son of Encouragement), a Levite of the country of Cyprus

Acts 4:36 NKJV


He was a key figure. His name and words swayed the Apostles themselves. Barnabas was significant in the early Church.


Still, it appears he had no titles or rank.   He had a flashy nickname, but no official ability or authority to make decisions. Still, he managed to be in the middle of the growth of the Christian Church.


Barnabas convinced the Apostles to trust the conversion of Saul the Persecutor, into Paul the Evangelist. He travelled the Roman world, getting arrested with Paul for preaching the Gospel. When the Apostles needed a reliable, Godly man to look into events, they often sent Barnabas.


You can be significant in the Kingdom. Make yourself available for Gospel work. Be willing to do what needs to be done, regardless of who gets credit. Be an encouragement to others.


His words carried impact and weight. His presence was sought after by men who had been with Jesus. Barnabas was a man of Godly significance and eternal impact. A title or position might have messed that up.


Significance, especially in the things of God, is not measured by position, title or rank. It is measured by impact, influence and faithfulness. Be a Barnabas. The Kingdom can use all who are willing to be sent into the Gospel fields.


Think:             I can be significant in the Kingdom, regardless of my position or titles.


Pray:               “Lord, I am here to build Your Kingdom. Send me.”



Copyright © September 2015, Kirk Hunt

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